Milk thistle is a plant whose fruit and seeds are used to make remedies for liver and bile duct ailments (see Question 1).
The active ingredient found in milk thistle is silymarin, an antioxidant that, among other things, protects against cell damage and stimulates repair of liver tissue (see Question 1 and Question 5).
Milk thistle has been studied in laboratory cell lines and animal tumors for its potential to make chemotherapy less toxic and more effective, and to slow the growth...
Table 2, Genes Associated with a High Susceptibility of Colorectal Cancer, was extensively revised.
Major Genetic Syndromes
Added text to state that in patients with Peutz-Jeghers syndrome, the cumulative risks have been estimated to be 32% to 54% for breast cancer and 21% for ovarian cancer.
The Juvenile polyposis syndrome (JPS) subsection was comprehensively reviewed and extensively revised.
The CHEK2 subsection was comprehensively reviewed and extensively revised.
The Hereditary mixed polyposis syndrome subsection was comprehensively reviewed and revised.
The Serrated polyposis syndrome/Hyperplastic polyposis syndrome subsection was comprehensively reviewed and extensively revised.
Revised Table 12, Published Recommendations for Diagnosis and Surveillance of JPS, to include text about an additional study (cited Latchford et al. as reference 448).
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